Your attitude towards the Word determines the position the Word holds in reigning in your life. In the last few posts we learned that the renewed mind is the key to a believer’s power. So then, unbelief and a lack of renewed mind is always a detriment to that power. The Word of God was never written for unbelievers. It was written for men and women who want to know God and the power of God, who want to walk in the greatness of the high calling of Christ in them.
“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
So what is the best way to look at the Word of God? It is our evidence of God in the senses realm.
“But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
We can’t live by bread alone, although we do need a little bread to survive, what is our priority? The Word must become real, more real than your smart phone, computer or your best friend.
“My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary [food].” Job 23: 11,12
The Goal of Education is Action.
Believing God’s Word brings you to the place where you will act upon the Word as it is written and specifically regarding what is addressed to you. If we want to see the greatness of the abundance of God’s presence we have to carry out the Word literally in our lives where addressed to you. So what will help us trust that and build the Word inside? We must accept these four truths.
- God is Faithful to His Word. Many believers read the mistrust of their own words into God’s Word. They aren’t accountable, so why would God? We assume that everyone is like or acts like we do. That is building honesty and accountability in your own life is so important. I used to miss appointments, run late, blow people off and have very little accountability to my own words. Then I realized, behaving that way was causing doubt towards God’s willingness and accountability to His promises. I began working very hard on changing that. I want to build trust, not tear it down. There are plenty of things out there tearing God and His people down, I didn’t want to contribute to that myself. God is faithful to His Word. God is always faithful to His Word. Trusting my own words built confidence up in me. “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9; And look at this spectacular verse. “God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19
- God’s Word is always NOW. It is not a “has been.” It is eternal and now. Did you know that the word “now” is used 1,356 times throughout the Bible. Here’s a favorite; “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21. If God’s only means of reaching the senses man is through His Word, then it must live in the now inside each one of us now. We are the ones who live it, hold it forth and speak it. We are the ambassadors for His Word. The time is now to be a believing believer and begin seeing the power of God’s exceeding abundance in your life.
- God Backs Up His Word. When you speak God’s Word, who backs it up? “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they (the disciples) went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen” Mark 16:19-20. God works together with us and confirms His Word with signs following. There’s your check point. How do you know if you trust enough? Are there signs following you? Have you seen any miracles this last week? Are you ready for those to start?
- God Stands Up For His Word. God is a big boy and His Word is truth. The truth needs no defense. If we are going to argue about the Word with people we need to take them back to the Word. Ask for scripture and verse references. Let the Word defend itself. A great ploy of unbelievers is to incite arguments about the Word of God. They accuse, poke and are very cruel about it. That is a trap. And God has dealt with that ever since Lucifer hit the earth. We don’t need to be on the defensive for God, we live our own lives on the offensive with Him. Keep moving forward. Nothing shows a better example to unbelievers like a power-filled confident Christian. How do you gain confidence? By building trust. When was the last time you saw an atheist trust in anything? He’s always got to criticize, condemn or tear it down. Personally, that’s no way to live. I’d rather trust a God who stands up for His Word, His son and His children any day of the week.
Now is the time to see the blessings of God and trust that He will back you when you speak His Word. God bless you today!